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Average US gas price drops 7 cents as refineries bounce back

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:59:12 -0700

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.62. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop comes as flooded refineries continue to come back online after devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Lundberg says she […]

Sunday Best: Pink at the Emmys

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Two pale, perfect princess dresses.

How to find a good drycleaner in the Puget Sound area

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Puget Sound Consumers’ Checkbook offers ways to get the most for your dry-cleaning dollars, and the most from your favorite clothes.

Rant & Rave

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Readers rave about kind vet, blood donors, Metro, honest driver, water features, kindness to World War II veteran; rant about angry man, rude high-school football fans, litter, people on cellphones.

Lowering cholesterol by eating fat

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Q. I enjoyed your article about saturated fats. My husband and I have been eating saturated fat and avoiding all the “white stuff” like flour and sugar. We have been separating “fuels” by having protein and fats or lean protein with healthy carbs at our meals. I have lost 30 pounds. My cholesterol went from […]

Berliners to vote on future of city’s Tegel Airport

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:34:14 -0700

BERLIN (AP) — Berliners are being asked to decide on the future of their Tegel Airport, which is due to close when a much-delayed big international airport opens near the German capital. Some 2.5 million people were eligible to vote in a referendum Sunday on whether to keep Tegel operating in northwestern Berlin. Tegel was […]

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:01:46 -0700

VARENA, Lithuania (AP) — Hundreds of Lithuanians ran around with baskets and buckets Saturday in a southeastern pine forest. Why you ask? It’s the national championship of wild mushroom picking — a competition always held on the last Saturday in September. That’s when conditions are “not too dry, not too wet, the humidity is perfect,” […]

Smithsonian’s black history museum popular destination in DC

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:52:55 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first year, the Smithsonian’s new black museum has become the nation’s top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience — and leave behind for posterity — the highs and lows of African-American life in the […]

Some of earliest US landscape photos coming to New Orleans

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:35:07 -0700

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some of the oldest daguerreotypes and photographs of U.S. landscapes are about to go on display in New Orleans, as part of the first exhibit and study of such landscapes made east of the Mississippi River. Photographs of vast, unspoiled Western vistas are well known, many of them from federal land […]

Rant & Rave: Rude restaurant staff

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Readers rave about tire mishap help, rant about rude restaurant server.

Move over, Bud: Czech firm makes DIY backyard breweries

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:19:30 -0700

PRAGUE (AP) — It has never been so easy to start your own beer company. A Czech firm is selling professional beer-making sets that fit in a backyard but can produce commercial quantities of brew. The mobile breweries sold by Well Service are a far cry from the kits typically made for home use. They […]

Guatemalans travel to Oklahoma to honor 1st US martyr

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:17:53 -0700

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance. But the unusual destination of this 2,000-mile (3,218-kilometer) trek from Central America to a farmhouse outside a one-stoplight town seems an appropriate honor for the Rev. Stanley Rother, a […]

First airline flights land in Puerto Rico since Maria hit

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:15:27 -0700

The first airline flights to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico arrived Friday, but difficult conditions at the island’s main airport caused airlines to scale back plans for more flights over the weekend. Two American Airlines planes from Miami and one from Philadelphia arrived at San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport Friday morning. The flights carried relief […]

1 year later, nearly all 103 Great Danes have forever homes

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:23:05 -0700

FREEPORT, Fla. — When Alaqua Animal Refuge staff mobilized to rescue scores of Great Danes this time last year, it was all hands and paws on deck. “We called it Hurricane Danes,” Alaqua Founder Laurie Hood said. The call came from Walton County Animal Control when a man who bred the dogs on his property […]

Lawsuit filed to stop mining near Yellowstone in Montana

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:13:07 -0700

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of mining near Yellowstone National Park filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park. The Park County Environmental Council and Greater Yellowstone Coalition sued the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Lucky […]

Amazon signs deal to boost its restaurant delivery service

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:06 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep. The e-commerce giant said Friday that it is partnering with online ordering platform Olo, in a deal that could boost the number of restaurant chains on its Amazon Restaurants delivery service. Under the deal, restaurants that use Olo can list […]

Public comment sought on oyster growers’ new plan to spray beds with pesticide

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:38:34 -0700

A 2015 proposal to spray some Washington oyster beds with imidacloprid, a neurotoxic pesticide, was withdrawn after a deluge of opposition from local chefs and the public. Now a new plan is in the works.

Drive without heat shield on muffler? Not a good idea

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:22:13 -0700

It's there for a reason, and should be replaced.

Delta: Mysterious website tricks people who put pets on jets

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:06:35 -0700

ATLANTA (AP) — A website is tricking people into thinking they’re dealing with Delta Air Lines when arranging for their pets to fly on jets, the Atlanta-based company maintains in a new federal lawsuit. The site — — is designed to look like a Delta site and uses the airline’s logos and pictures of […]

5 things to know about the autumn equinox — and a funny tweet

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:10:20 -0700

You might have already missed the sunrise Friday, the first day of autumn, but it’s not too late to catch the sunset. Here are a few fun facts about this year’s autumn equinox.  One of the hallmarks of both the spring and fall equinoxes are sunrises that occur at exactly due-east and sunsets at due-west […]